RiverStone Health is the public health entity for Yellowstone County and operates more than 28 programs that meet the health care demands and challenges of community residents, including many who are indigent and uninsured. Challenge-grant money supports the construction of a new RiverStone Hospice inpatient home that provides vulnerable patients and their families with specialized, high-quality, end-of-life care and counseling.
Located in an agricultural area, the hospital offers comprehensive on-site medical services to indigent residents and provides community outreach through a rural health clinic, educational and counseling programs, and free screenings. This challenge grant helps to fund the renovation and expansion of the emergency department and patient-registration area.
Low-income and uninsured clients in rural areas receive comprehensive reproductive-health services at 27 health care centers operated by Northern New England’s largest Planned Parenthood affiliate. Funding from a three-year grant advances efforts to reduce patients’ exposure to contaminants in the health centers and to create a toolkit to guide other providers in detoxifying facilities.
As the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider, Planned Parenthood supports 99 affiliates that operate 880 health centers serving 5 million individuals annually. With this two-year grant, the organization is implementing the clinician/patient education segment of its new Environmental Health Education Project focused on reducing exposure to toxins.
The network anchors Californians for Pesticide Reform, a statewide coalition of 185 organizations dedicated to fostering state and local pesticide policies and practices that protect public health and reduce environmental toxins. A two-year grant bolsters the coalition’s two major campaigns and advances its internal capacity-building and strategic-planning efforts.
Based at Occidental College, the institute encompasses multiple centers and programs focused on social-change issues involving food, housing, pollution, and migration policy. With funding assistance, the institute is identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the health, environmental, and community impacts of ports and the movement of goods, and making recommendations for intervention.
The nonprofit corporation fosters healthy, safe homes for children by engaging in research, reporting, training, and policymaking on housing-related health issues. Grant money is helping to create a National Healthy Housing Coalition and to refine a National Healthy Housing Action Plan, promoting collaboration, systematic policy changes, and funding for healthy housing.
The association offers advocacy, training, education, and recruitment services to 32 community health centers and other community-based providers. This grant is helping to develop and implement a comprehensive capital-development plan that assesses the capital needs of member centers supporting the Access for All Michigan Plan, a systemwide strategy to improve health care access.
The nonprofit legal-services organization is the fiscal sponsor for the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network, which builds, strengthens, and connects advocacy networks seeking to attain affordable, comprehensive health care for all Michigan residents. Funding from this two-year grant advances the development of a strategic business plan for expanding and mobilizing the network’s support base.
A recognized national leader in developing urban food markets, the social enterprise operates three farmers markets and several traveling market road shows that connect food producers with consumers. This grant provides working capital for the organization, which is transitioning to an independent nonprofit status following 12 years as a project of Loyola University.